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Brush fires keep crews on the run all weekend

By Gabrielle Porter

Grand Valley fire departments and law enforcement agencies were on their toes over the weekend responding to 31 brush fires reported between Friday and Sunday, ranging across most of Mesa County. Most of the fires were agricultural burns that ...

School board unlikely to ask voters to build new high school in GJ

By Katie Langford

School District 51 Board of Education members will most likely not pursue voter approval to build a new high school in 2017, cutting nearly $90 million from a potential ballot question. While board members have discussed seeking a bond ...

GOP kills measure to change TABOR

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Instead of increasing taxes — as another proposal working its way through the Colorado Legislature would do to pay for transportation projects — a solitary Republican tried to persuade his fellow GOP senators Monday ...


Driver: Biker gang attacked his car

By Gabrielle Porter

Authorities say a 37-year-old man allegedly fired a gun at a couple in a car while a part of a horde of motorcyclists who terrorized them by cornering them in a cul-de-sac, ramming their vehicle and shattering one of their windows with ...


Council candidates cover issues at forum

By Amy Hamilton

Grand Junction City Council candidates sounded off on a variety of issues Monday during a forum at a quarterly luncheon for the Grand Junction Area Chamber of Commerce at the Mesa County Workforce Center. Candidates were asked whether they ...


Police accuse Utah man of break-in, theft spree

By Mike Wiggins

A Utah man is accused of a multitude of break-ins and attempted break-ins that spanned several hours Sunday, highlighted by allegations that he stole a vehicle from a business and rammed it through a gate. Jeremiah Anthony Tomaske, 36, of ...


Leader in state water plan moving on to practice law

By Dennis Webb

A Mesa County native who led the effort to develop Colorado’s first water plan is leaving his job with the state to join a legal firm. James Eklund, director of the Colorado Water Conservation Board, is stepping down this month to begin ...


Tipton not yet a lock for health bill

By Gary Harmon

U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Colo., was a holdout Monday on the American Health Care Act, which is set for a vote Thursday. Tipton, who has said he favors repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act, was expecting changes to be made to the ...

Blotter, March 21, 2017

By Staff

Man accused of sexual assaults given $250K bond Kenneth Michael Weber Jr., 35, who is facing multiple counts of sexual assault on three girls, was handed a $250,000 bond by a judge in Mesa County District Court on Monday. Weber is facing ...

Getting It Right, March 21, 2017

By Staff

The caption for a photo on Page 10 of Western Colorado Portrait magazine published on Sunday was inaccurate. Harlin Wall, of Wall to Wall Reptiles, is handling a Wamena green tree python, not a pied ball python as the caption stated.  ...

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